NW mother drinks poison, kills 4 children

NW mother drinks poison, kills 4 children

A North West mother killed herself and her four sons after drinking poison near Coligny at the weekend.

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The 38-year-old mother drank the poison following an argument with her husband on Saturday night.


The poison, which gave off a toxic gas, was inhaled by her four sons.

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North West police spokesperson Adele Myburgh says the husband and two other sons are in a critical condition in hospital. 


"The mother woke up during the night and allegedly drank poison and spread it throughout the house. 


"As a result, the mother and her four sons died while the 35-year-old father and two sons, aged 8 and 17 were admitted to the hospital for medical treatment. 


"Investigation into the matter continues."


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